Posted on Mar 08, 2019

In Memory of Former Club Member Jim Moore

Dan Weedin remembers Jim Moore
Dan Weedin took a moment to talk about former club member Jim Moore, who recently passed away. He had a huge impact on the club, and his legacy is the Youth Exchange Program. Dan said Jim was a very successful local veterinarian in Kingston, a tremendous Rotarian, and an avid photographer who held great fine sessions, complete with funny pictures in the early days of photoshopping. He will be missed.  
Jim Moore
Note from Hugh Nelson: Photo of Jim in 2013 cruising on France's Canal du Midi with other Rotarians and former Poulsbo Rotary Exchange Student Flora Madiou. 
Jim Moore taking photos
Jim Moore taking photos of a peaceful scene.

Important Announcements 

• NKHS needs tutors See Jon Pavey if interested. 
• March 22: The Way Things Work: See Steve Garfein for details 
• Rotary HS scholarships are open 
Steve Hogg and Michele Doyle
This week’s Viking Spirit Award went to Steve Hogg and Michele Doyle, for their presence and energy at Chilly Hilly. They wore full Viking regalia and posed for pictures, while helping promote our upcoming 5th Annual Viking Tour! Arrrrrrrrrgh!

Mc Update

"Mc" (Poulsbo Rotary Exchange Student Yodsapon Boonrat) went to Seattle with Gary and Kimi, where they did the Underground Tour, the Columbia Center, saw the HUGE Ferris wheel, ate at Wild Ginger, and went to the Asian Market! Fun!  

Check Presentation to Jeff Oens

Check Presentation to Jeff Oens
Ardis Morrow presented a check to local artist Jeff Oens for the beautiful sculpture he made of Eli Creekmore. Prior to young Eli’s tragic death in 1986, domestic violence wasn’t talked about much in Kitsap County. Poulsbo Rotary Club was instrumental in changing that. Stories that had in the past been 1/2 inch long buried in the back of the newspaper became front page news. Ann Piles helped raise the funds and found Jeff. The bronze sculpture, which will be in the city park at Morrow Manor, was unveiled in a ceremony February 24.

YWCA, Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women in Kitsap County 

Vaan Wolfe, the Education and Outreach managerVaan Wolfe, the Education and Outreach manager, stepped up to make this presentation when executive director Meg Quinlivan was unable to attend. He began with some of the statistics of domestic violence in Kitsap County. One in FOUR WOMEN and one in NINE MEN are victims of violence from an intimate partner. He shared the history of the YWCA, whose humble roots date back to 1948, when coffee was 5 cents! In 1978 the first Emergency Shelter opened, in partnership with Olympic College. 
Last year, they received 7000 calls on domestic violence (DV). People who call get immediate access to support. Among the services are: DV Crisis line (1-800-500-5513), emergency shelter for up to 90 days, legal advocacy including mobile reponders who go to hospitals, family advocacy, WorkFirst program, community resource advocacy (safety planning, information, resource referrals for callers and walk-ins), weekly DV support groups with free child care, Education and Community Outreach (including a no-cost community presentations and trainings), and supportive housing. 
There are many barriers to safe/secure housing, and many victims return to their abusers. Morrow Manor will help. 

Double Induction Day! Welcome, new Rotarians!

Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas — sponsored by Geoff and Amy Schmidt — was inducted into the club. His Rotary Focus is that he wants to help Vets in the area.
Audrey Wolf
Audrey Wolf — sponsored by Meredith Green — was inducted today too! Her Rotary Focus begins with an interest in the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.